Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was 11, Taylor Markham, now a 17-year-old leader of her boarding-school dorm, is being confronted with her past. When she seeks help from Hannah, the closest adult she has to family, she finds that Hannah has suddenly vanished.
Sweet By and By [Perfect Paperback] In her debut novel, Ramona Bridges weaves and unforgettable story about unfailing love, deceit, prejudice, and forgiveness. Set in late 1800's Mississippi this engaging book is as representative of early Southern culture as a grandmother's hand-made quilt - with patches of raw, earthy life masterfully stitched together threads of timeless spiritual truths and a cast of characters that will capture your heart. Winner of the 2012 MLA Award for Fiction!!
I'm a sucker for Magical Realism, and Sarah Addison Allen is one of its best contemporary purveyors. Check out her 1st novel, about two Southern sisters. Sure, there are shades of PRACTICAL MAGIC at hand, but Allen weaves her own deft web. When you're through, you'll be hungry for more. Don't worry; there are 3 others. Please wish Allen well as she's recovering from breast cancer. Her 4th book, LOST LAKE, is due out in 2013.
As beguiling as the novels of Alice Hoffman, Adriana Trigiani, and Sarah Addison Allen, Season of the Dragonflies is a story of flowers, sisters, practical magic, old secrets, and new love, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a perfume unlike any other..